Matters involving physical computer components, circuitry and parts, as opposed to matters of software or computer programming

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“Pre-registered” AppleCare — to whom is it registered?

When I log into my Apple ID on Apple's site here, https://selfsolve.apple.com/GetAgreements.do, I am able to view a complete list of all of my AppleCare registrations. This is very convenient for ...
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Determine age of iPhone unit

How can I determine the manufacture date/age of any iPhone device? If there is any way for this, please suggest one. Thanks in advance.
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Late-2007 Mac Mini (A1176) Unsoldered Mystery Connector on Interconnect Board

I'm just wondering if anyone has ever done a thorough probe/exploration of the interconnect board in late-2007 Mac Minis. I'm specifically curious about the 14 unsoldered pads on the back of the board ...
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Are Macbook Pro Pre-Unibody Top Case Parts Interchangeable?

I have a question for service engineers here. I wonder if and where I can source top case (with keyboard) from any pre-unibody MBP for my beaten and torn A1150 one (Core Duo original MBP)
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How to diagnose repeated OS X hang / spinning beach ball of death?

Here are my stats and brief summary of the problem: macbook pro; mid 2009; 13 inch; 2.26 GHz; 4GB RAM (currently, will elaborate); 10.7.5 The issue I'm having is that the computer constantly gets ...
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How to upgrade hard drive in Mac Mini

I recently bought a new mac mini (my first mac ever yay) with a 1TB hard drive at 5,400 rpm. the guy at microcenter also sold me a 1TB hard drive at 7,200 rpm and said it shouldn't be to hard to ...
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Can a MBP 15'' early 2011 run DDR3L ram?

I have an early-2011 MBP 15' with an Intel I7 2,2 GHZ core. I'm thinking in upping the RAM to 16GB with 2x8 DDR3L sticks. I've read that using DDR3L with this core is not recommended, is this ...
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Dark stripes in the bottom right corner

I have weird dark stripes in the bottom right corner of the screen of my Macbook Pro 15' unibody Mid 2010. Please see the picture here. They don't go away, the persist from the time display lights ...
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Macbook Pro Retina 15'' - High CPU temperature

I've seen a few similar questions on here but none seem to have a good answer, nor seeing the temperature levels I'm seeing. Notebook is only a month old and just installed iStat Menus and noticed ...
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USB Port of Macbook frequently stop working

One of the two USB ports of my Macbook Pro stop working frequently. Once I reboot the computer, then two USB ports work well. But one of them (always the same one makes the problem) stops working. I ...
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Bluetooth Not Available - Mid 2010 Macbook Pro

I have a 13" mid 2010 Macbook Pro running 10.8.3. For some reason, I started it up the other day and my Bluetooth is now for some reason unavailable. I've had this problem in the past, and if my ...
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iMac screen fogging up

I leave my iMac (24') next to the sliding door in the lounge at night. The door remains open, so the air gets very cold at night. When I turn my computer on in the morning the screen fogs up inside, ...
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Current passing through me from Macbook to iMac?

I recently bought a UPS for my iMac and it runs just fine. However, sometimes I also run a MacBook Pro nearby and when I have my hand in contact with the MacBook and reach across to touch the ...
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Where can I look up purchase/activation date for Apple products?

I can't remember exactly when it was I bought my iPhone. I thought that perhaps I could look it up via Apple somehow. I'm aware of the Check Your Service and Support Coverage page, but that's not ...
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Which has more effect on software launch times: processor, RAM, or Hard Drive?

I am looking into getting a new Macbook Pro (hopefully they'll have late 2013 models). I currently use my early 2011 Macbook for iOS app programming and light graphic design work with Pixelmator. I ...
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Macbook pro 13 2012 (HD4000) 8GB(1600 Mhz) single RAM stick issue

I have a Apple Macbook Pro 13" 2012 IvyBridge HD4000 Model which came with 2GB x 2GB RAM. I Recently bought a single stick of 8GB RAM 1600Mhz (which is compatible). Gskill 8GB DDR3 FA-1600C11S-8GSQ ...
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MacBook Pro: water damage improved screen's brightness!

This isn't your typical water damage story. One side of my 2007-model, pre-Unibody laptop got damp from rain in a backpack yesterday. When I opened it, the left quarter of the screen had a splotch of ...
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How can I open the 2011 MacBook Air without damaging the screws?

I would like to open the MBA, i don't have the screwdriver that fits this: Is there a way to remove the screws without the 5 points pentalobe required? The ideal solution would be to do this ...
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MacBook Pro hard drive problems: Can it be hard drive cable?

My MacBook Pro 2009, (13inch, snow leopard), does not boot into OsX. I also have bootcamp windows, and I can boot into windows with no problem. I pressed the D key while starting and made a Apple ...
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Why does my macbook always shut down on recovery?

Hi am trying to fix a MacBook Unibody Model A1342, The macbook has an unknown error that might also be caused by water accident or drop or just internal problems. (I dont know about the macbooks ...
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How to find potential issues in damage macbook pro

I spilled a glass of water on my early 2011 15" macbook pro. The good news is that I'm writing this on that computer. After turning the machine off immediately, draining the water, checking for ...
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iPhone home button no longer works

Recently I dropped my iPhone, breaking the screen, so I had that replaced with a new screen by myself that I brought from Amazon. Now that I replaced it, the iPhone home button doesn't work at all ...
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Mac Mini won't start

I got a 2007 Mac Mini off eBay a year ago. Now it won't start. It will show the Apple logo and then when it gets to the blue screen where it would normally show the desktop, the DVI cuts out. I have ...
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How I can get OSX to recognize Canon MP560 Scanner again?

I have a Cannon MP560 that kept having communications errors. One of the suggestions I read was to remove the printer from the print & scan menu and re-add it. Once I did that the scanner ...
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What are the regulatory requirements that will halt the sale of the Mac Pro in Europe?

As noted today on MacRumors Apple to Halt Mac Pro Sales in Europe Effective March 1 Over Regulatory Requirements However they fail to mention the specifics of why it fails to meet "Amendment 1 of ...
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6000 RPM at 65C

For a few days I'm noticing the fans spinning wildly and the CPU temperature is around 65C.. I'm only doing normal browsing and the fans are at 6000RPM. Quite strange. I have MacBook Pro mid 2010 ...
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Is there room for two drives in the 27" 2012 iMac?

I've looked around a bit, but can't find anybody saying whether there is room in the new slim iMac for an extra internal SSD. I used this tutorial about a year ago to add an additional SSD to my Mid ...
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Why is the % saved only displayed for some refurbished products?

I was browsing the listing for the refurbished iMacs and noticed that some of the items explicitly state how much is being saved while others do not. While it is easy to calculate the savings ...
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Macbook white thingy below keyboard button is broken

I've got an early 2009 macbook pro, and I accidentally broke the white plastic mechanism underneath the S button. They are labeled 130 and 140 in the picture. Does anyone have a clue what the white ...
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Can different CPU on logic boards from the same overall A1369 MacBook Air work?

I could get a Macbook Air (A1369, Core 2 Duo 2.13 GHz, 4GB Ram) with a broken Logicboard very cheap and i have the idea to replace it with a A1369 1.7 GHz i5, 4GB Ram Logicboard (could get it also ...
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MacBookPro8,2 (early 2011) RAM size limit per Bank

as the titles states I'm curious about the maximum supported RAM per Bank on a MacBookPro8,2. I know the total supported capacity is 16GB but can this be achieved with just one DIMM leaving the ...
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What would be most common cause of hardware failure on a MBP? [closed]

I have a MBP 13" from 2009 (5,5). I use it a lot, it's on most of the time (but not all the time). An apple care employee told me he hasn't seen many hard-disk failures, but isn't it the first piece ...
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My internal hard disk is 0 byte and a flashing question mark

I have been striving to bring my laptop to life, however, I am seeing a flashing question mark on my MacbookPro screen. I tried disk utility and it is just showing me Media and it is 0 byte. I ran ...
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The keyboard and trackpad on my MacBook Pro 3,1 stopped working. How to solve this problem?

The keyboard and trackpad on my macbook pro 3.1 stopped working after having frozen the operating system and reboot. On my Mac I have Windows installed BootCamp and neither does the keyboard and ...
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MacBook Pro won't power on after SMC reset

Some water was spilled on the table and came in contact with my wife's Mid 2009 MacBook Pro near the MagSafe adapter causing the MBP to shut itself off. Based on some recommendations from the ...
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MacBook Screen Does Not Work, External Monitor Does

Update 2012-03-19: I never figured out what the problem was because the screen started to work again after reinstalling OS X 10.6 for a second time. I sold the Mac on eBay a few months afterward (I ...
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What inputs does an iPad have?

What possible ways of reading input does an iPad have? Right now I can think of: Touch screen (multitouch I believe?) Camera Brightness adjuster (How does that work? Could it be used for anything ...
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Making a Mac Mini mid-2007 able to display 2560x1440 in 2D work

I have a Mac Mini mid-2007 (MB139xx/A) that can only output 1920x1080 (as far as I've understood). I have a Dell U2713HM screen, and I'd like to make that Mac beeing able to work on that screen at ...
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After years dead, MacBook display suddenly worked, until PRAM zapped

A couple of years ago, I got liquid in my MacBook Pro 5,2 (Unibody 17" Early 2009). After that, the display never worked. Apple Stores and Authorized Repair places insist on me paying over $1000 for a ...
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WiFi: No Hardware Installed and using wifi adapter

I am getting an error 'WiFi: No Hardware Installed' and am trying to use a micro usb wifi piece (http://www.amazon.com/computers-accessories/dp/B005CLMJLU). I know this hardware works fine as I've ...
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iPhone 4S chip overheating after replacing screen

I just bought a used iPhone 4S with cracked screen, and installed a new lcd with gold frame. Just after putting the phone together it starts overheating. I have not installed any apps since recovery ...
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Macbook randomly shuts down without on charge (even at ~90% full)

I'm having a real issue with my Macbook (white, late 2009 version, running Lion OS X). It was about since 2 weeks ago or so, my Macbook would just randomly shut down, I lost a couple unsaved files ...
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HD failure - recovery possible if system can't see drive?

I've got a 2.5" SATA HD in an enclosure, plugged into a Mac Pro (trying to see if I can use Data Rescue II to recover anything). Unfortunately, my system is not seeing the disk, either in Disk ...
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What determines the model name displayed in System Information compared to the model number?

I've just purchased a used Mac Pro that was sold to me as a "5,1" model, which according to everymac.com and Apple's support site, should be a Mid 2010 Mac Pro. However the model display in System ...
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Switch internal monitor off by software (script/terminal/shortcut/…)

I’m using my MacBook Pro (OS X 10.6) standing in a shelf with an external screen on my desk so I don’t use and need the internal screen. But if the internal one is on it’s shown in spaces. It is ...
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2010 Mac Pro beachballing/freezing

My machine is a 2010 Mac Pro 2 x 2.66 6-core intel xeon with 32 GBs of ram running Mac OS X 10.8.3. Just the other day it started to beach ball after about an hour of use. It doesn't make any ...
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Are non-Apple lightning cables and power transformers safe to use?

I need to buy an Apple 12W USB Power Adapter for my iPhone 5. In eBay you can find replicas for one third of the price. Do you know if these can ruin your phone? I am more cautious about a third ...
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5Gb of RAM being used with NO software running?

My computer (brand new) was using 12 Gb of RAM so after I was done exporting my video I force-quit everything and 8 minutes later it's still using 5Gb or RAM, is this normal?! It seems like so much! ...
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Switching two MacBook motherboards

I have two similar MacBooks that are off by one revision: Black: Model 2,1 --- 2.16 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM White: Model 3,1 --- 2.2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM ...
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Can I hot-plug a DVI monitor in a Mac Pro?

I have a Mac Pro with a DVI display, and I got a new DVI display for it. I want to unplug the (only) display, and plug in the new display to that DVI port. And/or, unplug the existing display, and ...